Andi Zdrava Conductor
Conductor and Pianist Andi Zdrava, an Albanian native, has enjoyed a music career as a concert pianist around the world. He began his piano studies at a very early age at the Onufri School of Music, Albania, and by the age of twelve, moved to Athens, Greece, where he earned his Piano Diploma in the studio of Professor Evgenia Tambulidi at the Glyfada Music Conservatory. Later, he completed his Bachelor degree in Music Composition from the University of Indianapolis, under the tutelage of Professor Keith Moore. Maestro Zdrava has participated in various master classes throughout Europe with notable artists such as Michail Markov, Alexander Ghindin, Nikolai Petrov, and Pascal Roge.
He has also held teaching positions in piano and collaborative piano at the National Conservatory of Greece and Glyfada Conservatory. Maestro Zdrava has participated in a wide variety of concerts, festivals and competitions in the Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Albania, USA and Greece.
Maestro Zdrava completed his Masters degrees in Orchestral Conducting and Piano Performance from the University of South Florida under the direction of Dr. William W. Wiedrich and Dr. Svetozar Ivanov respectively. He held the position of Graduate Assistant in both piano and orchestral conducting.
Maestro Zdrava has collaborated as a conductor and pianist with Opera Tampa, State Orchestra of Athens, Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, St. Petersburg Opera Company, Suncoast Symphony Orchestra, South Shore Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra of Colors. Maestro Zdrava is a member of the Mirage Piano Trio, Z Square Piano Duo and previously served as Music Director for Epiphany Cathedral in Venice, Florida. Currently, he is the Music Director of the Illyrian Symphony Orchestra.